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  • Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overturesby R. Larry Todd

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 23.00

    Larry Todd offers a historical, stylistic, and analytical guide to three remarkable works which secured for Mendelssohn no small measure of his fame. more...

  • The Music of Toru Takemitsuby Peter Burt

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 55.00

    This book is the first complete study of Toru Takemitsu's work to appear in English. more...

  • The New Brucknerby Dermot Gault

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    The New Bruckner provides a valuable study of Bruckner's music, focusing on the interaction of biography, textual scholarship, reception history and analysis. Dermot Gault corrects longstanding misconceptions about the composer's revision process and tra more...

  • Louis Armstrong: Musicianby Kenneth Partridge

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as "The Battlefield," Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as "Hello, Dolly!" and the well-known... more...

  • The Wu-Tang Clan and RZAby Alvin Blanco

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 45.00

    The Wu-Tang Clan is one of the greatest hip hop groups of all time, with six platinum albums, more than 40 million records sold, and extensive influence on both the music business and their fellow artists. Notwithstanding their success, the group's language and the mythology that guides it have both been difficult to understand—until now. more...

  • Busoni as Pianistby Grigory Kogan; Svetlana Belsky

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 75.00

    So many-sided were Ferruccio Busoni's accomplishments--as a composer, an author, a pedagogue, and a philosopher--that even his most important biographers have cast only a cursory glance at the pianistic aspect of Busoni's fascinating career. Grigory Kogan more...

  • The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabinby Anatole Leikin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    When Alexander Scriabin's music was performed during his lifetime, it elicited ecstatic responses from listeners. After his death, however, it steadily lost the captivating appeal it once held. The main reason for this is an enormous gap existing between the printed scores of Scriabin's music and the way the composer himself played his works.... more...

  • Bobby Whitlockby Bobby Whitlock; Marc Roberty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood,... more...

  • Jay-Zby Julius Bailey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip... more...

  • Mahler Rememberedby Norman Lebrecht

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 21.86

    Gustav Mahler is the most influential symphonist of the twentieth century. In this pioneering study, Norman Lebrecht reveals the man and musician through the words of his contemporaries. Using many previously unpublished documents, he constructs a profile of Mahler even more complex and compelling than that familiar from his letters and the often... more...